Prayer of Healing for Victims of Abuse
Praise to You, Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
source of all consolation and hope. By Your
Son’s dying and rising, He is our light in every
darkness, our strength in every weakness.
Be the refuge and guardian of all who suffer
from abuse and violence. Comfort them and
heal their wounds of body, soul, and spirit.
Rescue them from bitterness and shame
and refresh them with Your love.
Heal the brokenness in all victims of abuse
and revive the spirits of all who lament this sin.
Help us to follow Jesus in drawing good from
evil, life from death. Make us one with You in
Your love for justice as we deepen our respect
for the dignity of every human life.
Giver of Peace make us one in celebrating
Your praise, both now and forever. Through
Christ Our Lord, amen.
Prayer for Healing of Victims of Abuse
God of endless love, ever caring
ever strong, always present, always
You gave Your only Son to save
us by the blood of His Cross.
Gentle Jesus, Shepherd of Peace,
join to Your own suffering the pain
of all who have been hurt in body,
mind, and spirit by those who betrayed
the trust placed in them.
Hear our cries as we agonize
over the harm done to our brothers
and sisters. Breathe wisdom into
our prayers, soothe restless hearts
with hope, steady shaken spirits
Show us the way to justice and
wholeness, enlightened by truth and
enfolded in Your mercy.
Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts,
heal Your people’s wounds and
transform our brokenness. Grant
us courage and wisdom, humility
and grace, so that we may act with
justice and find peace in you.
Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for Justice in Court
God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for
there is a time for every matter and for every work.
Lord God, redeemer of all, I come before You
to ask for justice for all crime victims. Though
people are fallible, through You justice can be had.
Through Christ Our Lord, amen.
St. Maria Goretti, pray for us.